Please see below the notice for the upcoming elections. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor please follow the instructions on the notice. The elections are run by Tandridge District Council. Nominations must be in by 4th April 2023.

Below is a list and mini bios of all the current councillors, whose four year term comes to an end on 4 May 2023.

John Thompson

John joined the Parish Council in May 2015 and is currently Chairperson.  He has lived in Park Road with his wife, Eileen since 1987.

They have two grown up children who  also live locally.

After taking degrees in Psychology and Manpower Studies at Durham and London, John was an Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc and held directorships with several corporates.

He served on the Board of the Development Commission with a responsibility for small businesses in rural areas. Latterly he founded and was Managing Partner of a global human resources consultancy.

He was a  Trustee/Board member of Tandridge Voluntary Action until 2021.

Philip Bailey

Philip has lived with his family in Limpsfield for the last 30 years and his three grown-up sons all attended the local Hazelwood School.

He has a B.Sc. in Engineering from Surrey University, an MBA from Liverpool University and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

After working with a major American bank in the City, he started his own company that advises internationally on shipping finance and since 2011 it has operated from offices in Limpsfield High Street.

He joined the Parish Council in July 2013 and is on the Planning and Neighbourhood Plan Committees.

Thomas Briggs

Tom, his wife Anna, and two children have lived in the Limpsfield area since 1999.

Tom is an attorney licenced in New York State and worked in the energy industry for 30 years before retiring from BP in 2016.

  Tom has held senior executive roles at BP, focusing on energy policy, legislation and regulation impacting BP’s global operations.

He is a resident of Ballards Lane and joined the Parish Council in May 2019.

He is on the Finance and Neighbourhood Plan Committees.

Bernard (Bernie) de Haldevang

Bernie is Head of Credit, Political & Crisis insurance lines at Lloyd’s of London and international re/insurer Canopius.

He has over 35 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry, with a career including positions at board, senior management and executive committee roles.

Bernie has lived in Limpsfield for many years (and now in Oxted) and has been on the Parish Council since 2014 serving as Vice Chairman (2019-2021). He was also part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Bernie is responsible for Publicity and Intellectual Property for the Council and is on the Finance Committee.

Bob Harvey

Bob has lived in Limpsfield since 1983 and joined the parish council in January 2012. Originally living in Wolfs Row and then in Old Court House, Bob now lives on the Chart – with his wife Julia and they have two grown up children.  

He runs a timber agency business, originally from an office in the High Street, but now operates from his home.  

Bob was Chairman of the Council from May 2014 until May 2016, and is currently responsible for Highways, Parish Property and the Chart playground.

Ann Osborn

Ann lives in Detillens Lane and has been a resident of Limpsfield since 1986.  She trained at the Royal College of Music and sang professionally in the BBC Singers and other choral groups.

After pursuing a musical career, she joined Surrey County Council becoming Head of Policy Development and then the County Council’s Local Director for Tandridge.

Ann has always played an active role in the local community. 

She was Chair of Governors at Limpsfield C of E School for six years, is joint leader of Limpsfield in Bloom and has an active musical role in St Peter’s church.  

Ann joined the Parish Council in May 2019 and is Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee.

Laila Turner

Laila lives in West Heath, Limpsfield and has been a Limpsfield resident since 1985.  She is married  to Anthony and has three grown-up children. 

Laila and her husband have their own business marketing metal produced by Fenix Metals, Poland, of which Laila is a Director.

She has been a LINK volunteer since 1990 and is also Trustee of the LINK-Porter Trust. Laila was a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and has been on the Parish Council since May 2019.

She is currently on the Finance and Neighbourhood Plan Committees and is Vice Chair of the council.

Mark Wilson

Mark has lived in Limpsfield since 1989, first in Padbrook and now in Hookwood Park with his wife Jaquie and their daughter.

Mark received a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, before joining the London offices of an American bank where he held a number of senior management positions during his 33 years of employment.

Mark now runs his own management consultancy business. He joined the Parish Council in May 2011 and served as Chairman from 2016-2019.

He is currently Chairman of the Finance Committee and also on the Planning Committee.

Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams was co-opted as a Councillor in December 2021.

She lives in Detillens Lane and has been a resident of Limpsfield since 1971.

Jenny has a background in finance, having worked in the banking industry for many years. She also had a property company and still consults part time for an Oxted Estate Agent, White & Sons, both of which have given her a very good understanding of housing needs and planning.

With her love of heritage and an interest in how progress can exist alongside conservation, she will be a valuable addition to the Planning Committee.

Jenny has been a TV (telephone volunteer) for LINK and drove the LINK bus and is a founding member and current volunteer of Memorial Stores.

She is currently Chair of the Planning Committee.